Our Mission - His Commission - Helping People become Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ!

Pastor Rick Bruinsma


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Rick answered the call on his life to go back into ministry after 22 years in the transportation and demolition industries. He is married to Erin, and they have 5 wonderful adult children; David who is married to Hilary, Chantel, plus Ashisha (from India) and Suyeon (from South Korea) who became part of the family through global exchanges.

Rick is an avid motorcyclist who enjoys nothing more than getting out on his bike on a warm day. He rebuilds motorcycles in his spare time and is an Officer in the local chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. He is a huge movie buff, loves live music, stand up comedy and enjoys attending performances at the Stratford Festival Theaters.

Rick officially began his ministry at Elgin on March 25, 2024. 

George Grierson


George has been in pastoral ministry for over 40 years. His last pastoral assignment was here at Elgin where he served as lead pastor from 2015 until 2021.

George is married to Sue and has two daughters – Erin (Devon) and Leah (Jeremy) and four grandchildren. George and Sue live in St. Marys.

Recreationally, George enjoys camping with Sue, riding his Gold Wing motorcycle and currently restoring a 750 Yamaha Seca. George and Sue have a little dog named Arya that you may see from time to time at church.

Jeanette Smith


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Jeanette is a prairie girl at heart, having spent her high-school and college years in Saskatchewan. Upon college graduation she moved back to Ontario and found a job in Stratford. It was through that job she met her husband, Andrew, who has deep roots in Stratford. They recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Jeanette has a BA in Business Administration and Accounting, and brings years of experience working in faith-based workplaces. She enjoys using her skills to contribute in the sharing of Christ’s love in a supportive role.



Carol Rice


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While Jeanette is busy with bookkeeping (about one day per week) or away on vacation, Carol will be at the desk in the office, handling phone calls and answering emails among other tasks. Carol and her husband Steve have been married nearly 30 years and have enjoyed being part of Elgin’s congregation for 25 years.